Join us for the Advent of Code 2023

Thursday 23 November 2023

Jamie Thompson, Scala Center


We are happy to announce that for the third year in a row, we are supporting the Scala Community’s participation in the annual Advent of Code challenge for 2023! (Look here for a recap of 2022’s edition).

Advent of Code, organised by Eric Wastl is a yearly event consisting of a series of small programming puzzles. The puzzles are released daily from December 1st to December 25th. The goal is to improve your understanding of your programming language of choice by solving as many puzzles as possible.

Discord Channel

In 2021, the Scala Center began a tradition of participating in the challenge. This year, we invite you to join us again! We have re-opened the advent-of-code Discord channel at the official Scala Discord Server. Here you can discuss the puzzles, share solutions, and ask for help.

Read and share solutions on our website

We have also created a new section for the 2023 edition on the Scala Center Advent of Code website. Starting December 1st, we will post a daily article corresponding to the day’s puzzle (ending December 25th).

If you want to submit a puzzle solution to our website, click “Edit this page” on a puzzle page, and then create a pull request with the link to your solution under the “Solutions from the community” section.

Otherwise, members of the Scala Center and other volunteers will try to solve the solution themselves and post the code in each day’s article with an explanation. We want to showcase how Scala helps you write elegant solutions out-of-the-box, so we will restrict ourselves to only using the standard library.

See you soon and happy coding!